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Lakes Creek Rd crash: two men still in serious condition

HEAD-ON: Emergency services at last night’s fatal traffic accident on Lakes Creek Rd, Rockhampton.
HEAD-ON: Emergency services at last night’s fatal traffic accident on Lakes Creek Rd, Rockhampton. Madeline Mcdonald

11.30am: TWO men, 23 and 24, are in Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition following a fatal crash on Lakes Creek Rd last night.

8am: POLICE have returned to the scene of a fatal accident on Lakes Creek Rd this morning to carry out investigations.

Initial investigations suggest at around 6pm, a sedan travelling west along Lakes Creek Road, collided head-on with a 4WD travelling east.

A man who was a rear seat passenger of the sedan has died while the driver and front seat passenger sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Rockhampton Base Hospital in a critical condition.

6am: A MAN died in a high-impact head-on collision on Lakes Creek Rd about 6pm yesterday.

The vehicle was heading into North Rockhampton when it collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

A witness close by heard a loud crash outside her Lakes Creek home and ran out to investigate.

"I was doing the dishes and heard a bang and ran out to see what it was," she said.

"I think there were three people in the four-wheel drive and two in the white car and I think what's happened is the white car came out and hit the other car unexpectedly."

Authorities believe one of the vehicles veered onto the wrong side of the road.

While one man died, two others suffered significant injuries and were rushed to Rockhampton Hospital.

A mother and two children in the second vehicle were also taken to hospital with injuries, but were not believed to be seriously hurt.Inspector Michael Fawcett of Rockhampton police said a number of possible causes were being looked at.

"Police are investigating the incident and the Forensic Crash Unit were also present at the scene of the accident and are trying to get to the bottom of the incident as quickly as possible," he said.

"It's unclear what has happened, but at this stage it appears one vehicle has crossed onto the wrong side of the road. However, it's unclear if speed was a factor.

"There were other vehicles on the road at the time of the crash and we're appealing to any witnesses of the incident to come forward and call Crime Stoppers or Rockhampton police with any information."

Police are appealing to the public to drive safely on the roads as Christmas and school holidays are getting closer.

Topics:  car accident, fatal crash, lakes creek road




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